Have you at any point pondered the positive outcomes of chuckling on your wellbeing? What are eyebrows for?
We have, and so we’ve put together a list of 15 random health facts, sourced from the far corners of the world wide web, to ignite your curiosity about the amazing human body.
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- Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bike.
- There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
- You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
- Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
- You are about 1cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
- During your lifetime, you will eat about 30,000kg of food – that’s the weight of about six African elephants.
- In some parts of the world (one being Malaysia), parents protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
- Extreme music – such as heavy metal – can positively influence those experiencing anger.
- It’s not just coughs and sneezes that spread diseases. One single bacteria cell can multiply to become more than eight million cells in less than 24 hours.
- Joining clubs after retirement could extend your life. Bring on knitting and book club!
- When you sneeze your body is getting rid of infected cells and an average sneeze will spread over 100,000 virus cells up to nine metres. On average, adults catch two to three colds each year. School-age children can have 12 or more colds in a year.
- It is believed that the main purpose of eyebrows is to keep sweat out of the eyes.
- Smokers reduce their life span expectancy by 11 minutes per cigarette.
14. Of the 206 bones in the average human adult’s body, 106 are in the hands and feet. (54 in the hands and 52 in the feet).
15. Feeling down? Eating spinach, elk, oysters and crab have been proven to positively impact on your mood.Fun and Weird Medical Facts: 10 Amazing Facts About the Human Body You Have Never Thought of (Happy Health)
5 thoughts on “15 random health facts you probably don’t know”
Love this; in particular, the mouth bacteria fact.
Thank you Rachel.